“Song of the Freedmen”


"We are coming from the cotton fields, We are coming from afar, We have left the plow... And we are going to war." The freed slaves describe all the cruelties they have left behind. Now, apparently, they are fighting for their freedom


  1. Scott-BoA, pp. 240-242, "Song of the Freedmen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  2. Arnett, pp. 80-81, "Song of the Freedmen" (1 text, 1 tune)
  3. BI, SBoA240


Author: unknown
Earliest date: 1864